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In 1990, people in the United States spent about $285.7 billion on recreation. In 1995, they spent $402.5 billion. Write a linear equation in slope-intercept form to model the amount (in billions of dollars) spent on recreation since 1990. *please look at it* (: i got y=80.5x+285.7 *is that right?? *please help*

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  1. anonymous
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    if (402.5 - 285.7) / 5 = 80.5 then it is correct

  2. anonymous
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    think you are wrong

  3. anonymous
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    I can see what you have done you found the value of the gradienr by 402.5 / 5 , this is wrong , the gradient is the change in y over the change it x

  4. anonymous
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    our initial value of y wasnt zero , it was 285.7 thus why you take the difference of the y's , then divide by the change in x

  5. anonymous
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    y= 23.36x + 285.7 // fairly sure thats the correct answer

  6. anonymous
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    OHHHHHHHHH !! thanks so much!!, i understand now! a little,, your AMAZING! can you help with one more?

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